Yorkshire golf: Dan Brown, Jamie Bower and Jonathan Thomson make match play stage of Amateur championship

Masham's Dan Brown shot 71 72 in the Amateur championship qualifying (Pictures: Chris Stratford).
Masham's Dan Brown shot 71 72 in the Amateur championship qualifying (Pictures: Chris Stratford).
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MASHAM’S Dan Brown, Meltham’s Jamie Bower and Rotherham’s Jonathan Thomson will represent Yorkshire in the match play stages of the Amateur championship at Royal Porthcawl.

They were the only three of the seven White Rose challengers who made it through after two rounds of stroke play qualifying.

Meltham's Jamie Bower shot 70 73 in the Amateur championship qualifying.

Meltham's Jamie Bower shot 70 73 in the Amateur championship qualifying.

Brown and Bower both finished on one-over-par 143, the former with rounds of 71 and 72 and the latter with 70 73, both at Royal Porthcawl and then Pyle & Kenfig respectively.

The Masham man might have been on the borderline of making the 64-man cut but for an excellent stretch, in which he birdied three of his closing five holes.

England international Bower was out in one under par with the aid of a couple of birdies, but dropped four shots on the back nine while retrieving just one.

Thomson, who played the courses in the alternate order, carded 73 74 and included an eagle three at the fifth at Royal Porthcawl.

The Yorkshire players who missed out on the match play element of the Amateur championship were Shipley’s Will Whiteoak, who slipped to an 81 with two sevens on his card after opening with a 68; Moortown’s David Houlding (75 75); The Oaks’ James Walker (75 78) and Hull’s Steve Robins (75 79).